• Appeared on a R.I.S.E. panel sponsored by the Detroit Pistons for youth at the Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit

• Hosted a conversation with Paula Madison at the Founder’s Day Celebrations of the Detroit chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

• Emceed the annual Wayne State University celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Max Fisher Symphony Hall

• Moderated a panel on diversity at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial featuring Joe Hudson, Marlowe Stoudemire and Craig Connelly


In 2017:

In October, Rochelle:

• hosted the annual Interfaith Dinner at Burton Manor.

• hosted a Justice Forum for Triumph Church at the church in Northville.

• appeared on a panel at the convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors/Associated Press/Managing Editors in Washington, D.C.

In September, Rochelle:

• hosted a table at the Detroit Free Press/Chevy Auto Dealers Restaurant Takeover of Takoi.

• participated on a panel hosted by the Citizens Research Council on the advent of fake stories.

• attended the Fair Wage event hosted by Florine Mark and Julie Cummings.

In August, Rochelle attended the annual National Association of Black Journalists convention, where she received the 2017 Ida B. Wells Award.

In July, Rochelle attended the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem.

In June, Rochelle:

• appeared on a Detroit Historical Museum/C-Span panel on the Detroit ’67 riots and the Kerner Commission.

• read to children as part of the “Reading on the River” event sponsored by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

• hosted the opening of the Take Me Out To the Opera partnership between the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Detroit Tigers.

• moderated a panel at the Mackinac Policy Conference sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber.

In May, Rochelle:

• Moderated a panel at the International Press Institute’s World Congress in Hamburg, Germany. The panel — “Is Journalism Failing us? Crisis of Trust in the Media?” on Saturday, 20 May.

• Appeared on a Detroit ’67 panel at the Detroit Historical Museum Saturday, May 13. It airs on C-Span. Check listings.

• Received a lifetime achievement award at the Black Women’s Expo at Greater Grace Temple Saturday, May 13.

• Was emcee on May 11 for the annual City Year Red Jacket Gala where the 2017Idealist in Action Award was presented to Matthew Simoncini, President and CEO of Lear Corporation.

In April, Rochelle:

• Was emcee for the annual Focus: HOPE Heroes for Hope Awards at the MGM Grand Hotel on April 28.

• Co-hosted the Bookstock COOKSTOCK Recipe Contest at Laurel Park Place in Livonia. She will be joined by WXYZ TV Anchor Carolyn Clifford, Fox2 Anchor Sherry Margolis and WDIV Live in the D co-host Tati Amare, who will announce the winners on Wednesday, April 26.

• Hosted the 2017 inductions into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame on the campus of Michigan State University at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9.

In March, Rochelle:

• Hosted a discussion with producers of “Tell Them We Are Rising,” the new Stanley Nelson documentary about historically black colleges and universities that has its Michigan premiere at the Freep Film Festival on March 31.

• Appeared on Michigan Radio’s Stateside to discuss her column asking what Detroit will do to honor the late great boxer Joe Louis once Joe Louis Arena is torn down. It’s happening on Thursday, March 16.

• Hosted a celebration of Lorna Lloyd retiring as pianist at the historic St. Paul AME Zion Church in Tarboro, N.C. after 70 years. The fete was held at the J.W. Pittman Center in Tarboro on March 4.

• Hosted a conversation with Detroit Police Chief James Craig at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Detroit Policy Conference at the Soundboard on March 2.

In February, Rochelle:

• Hosted a panel discussion after the Michigan premiere of the “Shots Fired” TV show at Emagine Royal Oak on February 20.

• Appeared on a Leadership Detroit panel on media credibility on February 16.

• Spoke at the annual MSAE conference in Lansing on February 15.

In January, Rochelle:

• Spoke at the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Birmingham Unitarian Church in Bloomfield Hills

• Gave the annual Henry Ford Hospital Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote at 11:30 a.m. at the hospital.

In December, Rochelle:

• Hosted her annual Every December Fundraiser for Literacy at noon on December 9 at the Motor City Casino Hotel Ballroom.

In November, Rochelle:

• Appeared on a panel at Wayne State University’s Law School: “New President, New Congress – What to Expect at noon on November 15.

• Co-hosted an NABJ Global Journalism Task Force forum on international reporting after the 2016 presidential election, an event co-sponsored by The Wall Street Journal at WSJ headquarters in NY.

In October, Rochelle:

• Hosted a United Way panel at the Detroit Economic Club at noon on October 25.

• Hosted the annual LISC Community Development Awards on October 18.

• Hosted the ceremony dedicating the renaming of St. Antoine Street for the Rev. Nicholas Hood Sr. o October 16.

• Attended the Prince Tribute Concert in Minneapolis on October 13.

• Emceed the annual Interfaith Council Dinner at Burton Manor on October 5.

• Attended the Many Rivers To Cross social conscience concert in suburban Atlanta on October 1 and 2.

In September, Rochelle

• Reported on unrest in Charlotte, N.C., following the shooting of a black man by police. You can read her coverage here.

• Attended the Toronto International Film Festival and the Online News Association annual conference in Denver.

In August, Rochelle

• Attended the Western and Southern Open tennis championships in Mason, Ohio.

• attended the annual NABJ convention in Washington, D.C. and attended a sneak preview of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture.

• Appeared at the 7th Day Adventists annual convention on July 21.

•  Saw “Hamilton” for the second time and “Turn Me Loose,” with Joe Morton.

In June, Rochelle:

• Chatted with author Terry McMillan about her new book  I Almost Forgot About You, on Friday June 17 at  the Northwest Activities Center of Detroit.

In May, Rochelle:

• Appeared on MSNBC’s “Weekends with Alex Witt” on Saturday, May 28.

• Co-hosted the opening of Bookstock, Michigan’s largest used book and media sale, which raises funds for literacy causes across Oakland County and Detroit, beginning with an 8:15 a.m. pre-sale and 11 a.m. free public sale at Laurel Park Place in Livonia on Sunday, May 15. For more information, visit

• Will keynote address at the WCCCD Mental Health and Wellness Conference at Wayne County Community College District west campus at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21.

• Will have A Conversation with best-selling author Terry McMillan about her book “I Almost Forgot About You” at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Rd, Detroit, MI, on 7 p.m. Friday, June 17. For more information, call the event’s host Book Beat (248) 968-1190.

In April, Rochelle:

• Appeared on American Black Journal to discuss Bookstock, the state’s largest used book and media sale, which opens at 8:15 a.m. on May 15 at Laurel Park Place in Livonia.

• Moderated the Harriet Tubman Social Justice Forum hosted by the Black women Lawyers Association of Michigan at Wayne State University Screen Shot 2016-04-02 at 6.07.26 AMLaw School at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9.

• Was the keynote speaker for the 14th annual Keep Making Peace Forum sponsored by the United Methodist Women of the West Michigan and Detroit Conferences, the Michigan State University Wesley Foundation, the Lansing Shalom Center, West Michigan’s Board of Church and Society, and Detroit’s Board of Justice, Advocacy and Equity. Register at That’s in East Lansing at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 16.

h• Was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of Michigan State University.  The Hall of Fame recognizes reporters, editors, publishers, owners, photographers, broadcasters, educators, and others who have made outstanding contributions to the profession. The Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame was established to recognize those who have advanced the legacy of a free and responsible press and who have inspired others to improve the quality of the profession. It acknowledges the service and dedication of individuals whose distinguished contributions to the profession in their communities, regions or the state have earned them a place in the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. Induction memorializes extraordinary and clearly outstanding careers. From its beginnings in 1952 by the Newspaper Hall of Fame, the Journalism Hall of Fame has continued the tradition of honoring journalists since 1985. That’s at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 17.  For more information, visit here.

• Hosted a conversation with Nathan Bomey, author of “Detroit Resurrected,” the definitive story of Detroit’s journey through and rise from bankruptcy, at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26.

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In March, Rochelle:

• attended the Oprah Watch Party for Shaka Senghor’s book “Writing My Wrongs.” Read her column here.

• attended the IPI Global Conference and Al Jazeera Media Summit in Doha, Qatar

In February, Rochelle:

•  gave the keynote address at the annual W.A. Patillo Alumni Brunch at 9 a.m. Saturday, February 6

• gave the keynote speech at the annual Dominican Literacy Center volunteer recognition dinner at the American Serbian Memorial Hall, 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 11.

• spoke t the MSAE Public Policy Conference in Lansing

• spoke a the Pontiac School Forum

• appeared on the Robert Ficano radio show

• joined CNN to distribue water at Joy Tabernacle

In January, Rochelle:

• appeared on “On the Record” with Tim Skubick to discuss Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address.

•  appeared on National Public Radio (NPR) to talk with Ari Shapiro about the Flint water crisis. Hear it here.

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In December, Rochelle:

•  attended the Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas

joined Dr. Tonya Matthews at the Michigan Science Center kick-off of the Steminista campaign to encourage girls to study math and science (December 1)

•  joined emcee Carmen Harlan of WDIV Local 4 to host the Fourth Annual Every December Fundraiser for Literacy at the Motor City Casino at noon on Friday, December 11.

In October and November, she:

• attended The Wright Gala 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History at 6 p.m. on October 10.

• hosted the annual awards presented by the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit at the Silver Garden Events Center in Southfield at 5:30 p.m. on October 14.

• attended the Michigan League for Public Policy conference on children and poverty in Lansing on Monday, October 26.

• received a Champion Award from the Detroit Public Schools Foundation in Detroit on Tuesday, October 27.

• emceed the Detroit Community Development Awards presented by the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) at 6 p.m. on October 28.

• served as a panelist at the Center for Conflict Studies’ Middlebury Institute of International Studies conference on race in Monterey, California on Friday, November 6.


Previously, Rochelle:

• hosted the 20th anniversary celebration of Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) at the Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

• co-hosted author Tami Winfrey Harris at the Mad Hatter Tea Room in Birmingham on Sunday, September 20.

• hosted the Michigan Chronicle Men of Excellence Event at the MGM Grand on July  10.

• attended the Images and Voices of Hope annual retreat in Haines Falls, N.Y. to discuss Restorative Narrative June 23 through June 28.

• attended the Dream of Detroit dinner at the Book Cadillac on May 9.

• hosted the Detroit Cristo Rey High School “Gems of Detroit” gala at Eastern Market on May 8.

• attended the memorial for Dori Maynard, head of the Maynard Institute, which was held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on May 4

• covered unrest in Baltimore in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray who was critically injured while in police custody (April 30-May 3)

• launched Bookstock, Michigan’s largest used book and media sale as honorary co-chair with Neal Rubin on April 26. (Honored teachers and students at Bookstock on April 28).

• attended the Detroit Tigers Negro League Weekend Celebration Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25.

• hosted the Michigan Chronicle Celebration of Newcomers and Unveiling of African-Americans in Detroit at the Wright on April 22.

• hosted the annual Mercy Education Project Doorway to the Future Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16.

• spoke at the annual CHUMS Founders’ Luncheon at the Detroit Golf Club at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21.

• spoke to the Northville Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18.

• attended Paul W. Smith’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Part at the Max Fisher Theatre at 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 17.

• spoke on “Women As Public Intellectuals” at the University of Detroit at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March. 12.

• was the keynote speaker for the Oak Grove AME Black History Month celebration at the Shriners Silver Garden in Southfield, MI on Saturday, March 21.

• hosted the 5th Anniversary Celebration of Detroit SOUP at Ford Field on Sunday, February 15.

• was the keynote speaker for the St. Paul AME Church Black History Month celebration on Sunday, February 15.

• joined other media pundits on a panel at the Michigan Society of Association Executives Legislative and Public Policy Conference at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Lansing, MI on Tuesday, February 3


In 2014, ROCHELLE  and CARMEN HARLAN hosted the Third Annual Every December Fundraiser for Literacy at the Motor City Casino at noon on Friday, December 12, 2014.


Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 11.53.37 PM • received the Mary McLeod Bethune Award from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 4, 2014.

 • spoke at the public announcement of Mayor Mike Duggan accepting President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Challenge at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Hall on the Wayne State University campus.

 • emceed the LISC Community Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

• attended the annual meeting of the Monroe Trotter meeting at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS Sunday, November 9 through Wednesday, November 12.

• emceed the kickoff the Dave Bing BINGO Mentoring Program at the UAW-Ford headquarters in downtown Detroit on November 6.

• received the Dr. Gerald K. Smith Humanitarian Award at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for her work to strengthen and enhance the lives of children, youth and families, on November 6.

• hosted the Washtenaw Literacy Fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 18.

•  appeared on “Off the Record” at the Small Business Association of Michigan conference at the Crystal Mountain Resort near Traverse City on October 16.

• received the Josephine S. Weiner Award for Community Service from the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Detroit Section on October 14.

• moderated a panel for young journalists at the NABJ Regional Conference at the Roberts Riverwalk Hotel in Detroit on October 11.

• attended the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony because her beloved professor, Harry Amana, was one of this year’s inductees on October 10.

• baked two cakes for the University Prep High School annual fundraiser (Banana Pudding Cake and Strawberry Surprise Cake) on October 7. They sold for $850.

• hosted the groundbreaking for the new North Rosedale Park Community House expansion on October 1.

• presented a workshop on spiritual blogging at the Plymouth United Church of Christ Women’s Retreat on September 27.

addressed students at the Morgan State School of Global Journalism in Baltimore, MD on September 18.

appeared on “Off the Record” at the Michigan Association of School Administrators in Traverse City on September 25.

was honored as one of The Michigan Chronicle’s 50 Most Powerful African Americans in southeast Michigan on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

• moderated the Michigan Hispanic Chamber’s first-ever Latina Summit:  “Women in Power – Leading Change” Tuesday, July 15 at 42 Degrees North at the Marriott Renaissance Center downtown.

moderated the Wayne County Executive Candidates Forum sponsored by the Black Women Lawyers and the Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance at 6 p.m. Monday, June 30 at Sacred Heart Church, 1000 Eliot, Detroit.

• participated in the Race for the Cure in Raleigh, N.C. on June 14, 2014.

• was named Best Female Newspaper Columnist in Hour Detroit’s Best of Detroit voting this year.

• covered the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island May 27-29 and interviewed Mayor Mike Duggan on stage about his first five months.

• attended the Negro League Celebration at Comerica Park on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

• was the keynote speaker at the Franklin Wright Settlement House Grandparents Luncheon at noon Friday, May 23 at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers, Detroit.

was the the keynote speaker at the Michigan Education Trust Parents Meeting sponsored by State Rep. Alberta Tinsley Talabi at 5 p.m. Monday, May 19 at the Monteith Public Library, 14100 Kercheval.

welcomed the audience to the Community Chorus of Detroit’s historic performance of Verdi’s “Requiem” on Sunday, May 18, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

• was the keynote speaker for the annual Women’s Day Celebration at the historic Second Baptist Church on Sunday, May 18 in Greektown, Detroit.

• hosted the Beyond Basics Annual Gala Dinner on Friday, May 16, at Lovett Hall, The Henry Ford, Dearborn.

 • was a keynote speaker at the Project: Forgive conference on Wednesday, May 14, at Henry Ford Community College, 5101 Evergreen Rod, Dearborn.

• hosted the 95th anniversary celebration of Plymouth United Church of Christ on Sunday, May 4, at the church, 600 E. Warren.

• attended the International Press Institute Global Congress April 12-15 in Capetown, South Africa.

• hosted the Mercy Education Project annual Doorway to the Future dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at Cobo Center’s Riverview Ballroom.

• was a panelist at the Wayne State University Law School Symposium on Mental Health at 10 a.m. Friday, March 21 at the WSU Law School.

• moderated a panel following the 3 p.m. screening of “Lean, Green and Mean” at the Freep Film Festival, Detroit Film Theater, Detroit Institute of Arts on Sunday March 23.

• moderated a Women in Politics panel at the Michigan Chronicle Women of Excellence  program at 1 p.m. Friday, March 28 at the MGM Grand Hotel.

• was the keynote speaker at the Michigan State University Successful Women Peace Summit at noon on Sunday, March 30.

• was a panelist February 26 at the annual MSEA Conference at the Lansing Center in Lansing.

• was a keynote speaker February 16 at the Grand Rapids Public Library’s annual Taste of Soul event, 111 Library Street, Grand Rapids.

• was one of the keynote speakers for the 14th annual Visiting Faculty Lecture Series “Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey, at Michigan State University. The series was sponsored by the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Big Ten A.  A reception followed. Others speakers in the series were: minister and social activist Frederick D. Haynes III on February 13 and journalist and editor John Seigenthaler on Feb. 27.

attended the Design by Detroit event at Shinola on Monday, January 13. Global automative journalists turned out for the event, one of dozens this week surrounding the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center.

• appeared on OFF THE RECORD’s year-in-review show this weekend.

In 2013, ROCHELLE:

hosted the Every December Fundraiser for Literacy Friday, December 13, 2013 at the Motor City Casino ballroom.  Co-hosts Carmen Harlan (WDIV TV Local 4), Huel Perkins (FOX 2 News), Paul W. Smith (WJR AM 760), Chuck Stokes (WXYZ TV 7),  Andrew Humphrey (WDIV-TV Local 4),  Jerome Vaughn (WDET 101.9 FM), Sylvia Rector (Restaurant Critic, Detroit Free Press), Nolan Finley (The Detroit News) and Alexis Wiley (FOX 2 News)  joined guests to celebrate literacy, raise funds and dance! Mark your calendars for next year!

gave the keynote speech at the Detroit Transportation Club’s Marine Corps Toys for Tots luncheon Thursday, December 5, 2013 the Ukrainian Center, 26601 Ryan Road, Warren, Michigan

was a panelist at the CITY YEAR DETROIT Women’s Leadership Breakfast Tuesday, December 3 at the Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison, Detroit MI 48226

gave the keynote speech at Wayne County Community College District’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Induction on Friday, November 22, at the Downriver Campus, Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center, in Taylor.

was the keynote speaker the Detroit Repertory Theatre’s annual Awards Night and Homecoming at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 16.

moderated a panel at noon Thursday, Nov. 7, at the 2nd Annual Urban Economic Conference sponsored by the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce.

attended the Council of Foreign Editors meeting and the International Economic Forum of the Americas meeting in Toronto through Thursday.

received a Media Award from the Niagara Foundation at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 24 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Southfield.

hosted a Detroit political forum featuring at-large city council dandidates at 6 p.m. Monday, October 21 at Sacred Heart Church in Detroit.

was a celebrity bartender at the Big Brothers Big Sisters 7 p.m. Friday, October 18. For information, visit their web site.

appeared on a panel at Florine Mark’s Remarkable Women Luncheon at 11 a.m. Monday, October 14 at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn.

received the Bookwoman Award at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 28 at Brava Italia in Livonia.

was among those honored at Detroit’s Plymouth United Church of Christ on July 21.

hosted a series of discussions in the seven new Detroit City Council districts as part of coverage of campaigns to seat the first City Council from districts in a century.

(an Honorary Chairperson of Bookstock, Michigan’s largest used book & media sale) kicked off this year’s sale at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 21 at Laurel Park Place Mall in Livonia.

emceed the annual dinner to induct new members into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at Michigan State University.

hosted the annual Detroit Waldorf School Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

hosted the annual Doorway to the Future Dinner hosted by Mercy Education Project Thursday, May 9, at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn.

joined business and community leaders — and truckloads of journalists — at the annual Mackinac Island Policy Conference May 28-30.

spoke at the monthly meeting of the Grosse Pointe League of Women Voters meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at the War Memorial.

was host for the Detroit Public Schools Volunteer Reading Corps Rally Saturday, March 2, at Renaissance High School in Detroit.

gave the morning keynote address at the Wayne State University Poverty Conference at 9 a.m. March 1.

appeared on “Off the Record” at the Legislative and Policy Conference in Lansing at noon, January 20.

gave the keynote speech at the Bloomington, Ind. Black History Month Kick-off at 6 p.m. January 31.

gave the keynote address at the Walled Lake School District’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 21 2013 at Walled Lake Northern High School.

was honored with a Women and Leadership in the Workplace Award from the Michigan Business and Professional Association at noon on January 16.

moderated the Big Brothers Big Sisters Panel at Focus: HOPE at 9 a.m. on January 9.

spoke at the annual Vista Maria Book Fair in Dearborn Heights at 2 p.m. on January 5.

emceed the Acclaimed Holiday Party for Kenya Relief at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at the Troy Marriott.

commemorated her 12th anniversary as a columnist and commentator in Detroit with a midday 12-12-12 CELEBRATION at the Atheneum Hotel on 12-12-12, December 12, 2012. The event raised $36,000 towards local adult literacy efforts.

emceed the 50th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration of the Ann Arbor Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta at 11:30 Sunday, November 18th at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan.

spoke at the Operation Warm/Rotary Club Snuggle Coats for Kids event at 6 p.m. Saturday, October 27 at the Roostertail, 100 Marquette Drive, Detroit. The black-tie optional event raised funds for winter coats for 12,000 Detroit-area children. Rochelle is honorary chairperson of the campaign.

was a panelist at the 13th annual Remarkable Women FUNdraiser at noon Sunday, October 14 at The Henry in Dearborn.

served up drinks as a celebrity bartender at the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters “Big Easy Style” fundraiser at 8 p.m. Friday, October 12, at The Reserve, 325 South Eton St., in Birmingham.

joined Henry Payne of The Detroit News in co-presenting the annual Arthur Johnson Lecture in honor of the late civil rights activist who was the longtime executive director of the Detroit NAACP. The event begins at noon, Tuesday, October 9 at Wayne State University.

appeared on “The Craig Fahle Show” on WDET 101.9 at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 9.

joined the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists in hosting a “Roast of Angelo Henderson,” the radio talk show host, minister and community activist at 7 p.m. October 6 at the GM Renaissance Center Hotel.

attended the Retirement Party for WXYZ-TV anchor Diana Lewis at the station on October 4.

appeared on a pre-Presidential Debate Watch media panel with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Michigan Chronicle Editor Bankole Thompson and others a the Detroit Seafood Market on October 3.

hosted guests at the Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park on Sept. 25. The trio were the high bidders at the annual Ilitch Charities Gala on a “Baseball and Hot Dogs Date with Rochelle.”

covered the Democratic National Convention September 2-6 in Charlotte, N.C.

was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Grosse Pointe Luncheon August 20.

was a celebrity judge for the Kenya Relief American-Idol type sing-off between doctors and nurses from the University of Michigan and Henry Ford Hospital August 2 at the Boogie Fever Cafe in Ferndale.

was a panelist for the 14th Congressional District Debate sponsored by the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists July 26th at Wayne State University.

was the keynote speaker at ORT in Bloomfield, Michigan on July 18.

was the guest host of “The Craig Fahle Show” on WDET public radio in Detroit, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12.

gave the commencement speech to the wonderful 2012 graduates of the Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) in Rocky Mount, N.C., 6 p.m. Thursday, June 28.

was the host for the Leaders Without Borders breakfast on the International Bridge at the Detroit Port Authority, Tuesday, June 5.

gave the keynote address on foster children and parents to the Upper Peninsula Children’s Coalition in Marquette, Michigan, Friday, May 18.

appeared at the “Solemates” luncheon that lets mentors and high school students walk in each other’s shoes, Roberts Hotel and Detroit RiverWalk, noon Tuesday, May 15.

appeared at the Mercy Education Project “Doorway to the Future” dinner for girls in Detroit, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10.

appeared on the Gerald M. Boyd Politics and Press Responsibility Series panel on the presidential race, University of Missouri, 2 p.m., April 27.

was honored with a Trumpet Award by the Metropolitan Christian Council, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. 7 Mile Road, Detroit.

appeared at the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, Michigan State University, 5 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

hosted a screening of “MISS REPRESENTATION” at Detroit Country Day School for the Jewish Federation of Women, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

appeared at the Jewish Women’s Foundation’s “Women Lighting the Way screening of “Miss Representation” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

held at workshop for girls on teambuilding and personality at Oakland University in Rochester, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14.

was honored as a Champion for Adult Literacy at the Detroit Rotary Club Gala, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, Motor City Casino and Hotel, Detroit.

appeared at the Bookstock at WDIV fundraiser, 6 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at WDIV TV 4, Lafayette and Second, Detroit.

appeared at the Detroit Premiere of “Deadline,” the new movie starring Eric Roberts and Steve Talley. The premiere benefits Detroit Reading Works.

was saluted among past winners at the Michigan Women’s Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Dinner and Women of Achievement and Courage Awards, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 26.

was honored at Little Rock Baptist Church’s High Tea with High Heels at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 9000 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.

appeared on the “Miss Representation” film panel at Oakland University’s 28th Annual Film Festival,  noon Saturday March 24, 201 Dodge Hall.

gave the keynote to the Jewish Federation’s Literacy Volunteer Workshop at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23, Max M. Fisher Federation Building, 6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills.

gave the keynote speech at the annual Race Relations and Diversity Task Force Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2012.

gave the keynote speech to the Fannie Lou Hamer PAC at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2011 at Fellowship Chapel in Detroit

In 2012, ROCHELLE: 

spoke at the annual “Youth Who Do the Right Thing” gala luncheon at noon Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Detroit Marriott RenCen in the Ambassador Ballroom.

co-hosted the Third Annual “Show The Love” Media Mixer and Benefit featuring Luther Badman Keith and his Blues Band. The party, which benefits unemployed journalists, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at P.J.’s Lager House at 1254 Michigan Avenue in Detroit (three blocks east of the old Tiger Stadium). Food is free. Drinks are cheap! The cause is worthy. And tickets are only $15 so buy one whether you can come by or not! For more information, email

received the Neal Shine Award at the annual dinner of the Association of Fundraising Professionals at the GM Renaissance Center Marriott on Nov. 17. She is being honored for her philanthropy and her devotion to making Detroit better for children and families.

was an honorary host of the 13th Annual Auction to benefit Washtenaw Literacy, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It is the oldest literacy council in the state. The event will be 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. at Washtenaw Community College.